Thursday, January 27, 2011

January Diva Dare – Day 10

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Greetings Verve Fans!!!  It’s Maureen and I have the honour of wrapping up our fabulous new Diva Dare Challenge this month.  I don’t know about you, but the Divas have been melting my heart for the last 9 days with the sweetest Baby Love creations.  Before I get onto my take for the challenge here are a few details…


We dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Baby Love!  The baby part could be for a new little someone...or a special someone!  Be sure to look for the details on how you can win some new Verve goodies at the end of this post!


My ideas for this one kept changing over the week…UNTIL I noticed one of my 7 year old female students wear the sweetest little zippered flower party shoes to school.  I then thought of my sweet little niece, Ava, who is around the same age.  She is the last girl grandchild in our family so her (and her twin brother!) are the “babies,” no matter what age they are! LOL  So with “zippers,” my sweet and patient-with-the-boys-in-our-class girl students and my sweet “baby girl” niece in mind, I created this card…


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I used a stamp from Text Objects to make a black border, then stamped “Baby Girl” from To the Moon in different colours to match the zipper.  I love this “You Go Girl” sentiment from the same To the Moon set.  With zipper flowers on my brain, I wanted to make (YES “make with my own hands!” lol ) a fun zipper flower hair band to wrap up as a little gift.  I have only one son so I’m always fascinated by how my girl students and niece are wearing their hair on any given day.


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Of course, the hair band needs to be wrapped in some fun packaging with a fabulous matching tag…


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Oh, I just love using this Sweet Treat stamp with the Sweet Scallop die :)  Here’s a closeup…


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So......will you answer the dare? If so, here are the rest of the details:


1. Play along with us and link up your new Baby Love creation (posted January 14th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE Diva Dare post before midnight MST on January 29th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would LOVE to see ‘em!


2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our Baby Love creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday, January 31st right here on the Verve blog.

So go ahead and show us your Baby Love creations...we DARE you! 


I hope you’ve been inspired by my Baby “Girl” Love gift…I can’t wait to see what YOU dare to make ;)  Have a wonderful day!! 

38 comments:

Nicole said...

This is so interesting. I keep staring at the zipper creations. I have never seen anything like them. What a great job you did at not only making them, but presenting them in such colorful and fun ways. Any little girl is going to feel like a big girl and so spoiled. Wonderful!

TannyP said...

That flower rocks! What a beautiful pairing of gift bag & card!

renee said...

that is the coolest... thanks for sharing your art!

{Chrissie} said...

What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

EEK! I'm in love with this. I've seen these zipper flowers and I'm dying to try and make your. The headband is ADORABLE!

Christina said...

Your zipper flowers are amazing, Maureen! So sweet and edgy at the same time.

Luanne said...

My grandaughter would adore your headband! I LOVE IT! And the flower on the card is fabulous. What a fun and wonderful gift. Absolutely fantastic ~ TFS!!

Melissa said...

LOVE IT! AS a mom of three boys, I know how much fun it is to make "girly-girl" stuff for others and this gift set is PERFECT!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ravengirl said...

Very cool answer to the dare! I love the multicolored zipper on your card, just awesome. And then the design of your zipper flower on the head band, I have never seen it! It's fabulous!

Jan Musselman said...

This is so creative.I will definitely have to try this. Your little one will adore the headband.

Keva said...

Oh wow. What great ideas! I really like the colors on that card and the headband is way cute!

resmith said...

I just love what hu have done with the zippers! I so need to try this.

Marsha said...

I have seen zipper creations before and am totally amazed by those and yours. LOVE the black flower but both creations are wonderful. Very pretty bag too. Awesome job !

Marisa said...

So, did you make yourself a zipper flower too ;) Fabulously done on both the card and the headband. I'm sure she'll be over the moon to get them.

mustangsarah said...

Wow, I never saw zipper flowers before. Your flower on the headband is so adorable.
I am going to have to try this for my DGD.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun gift for your niece! This zipper trend is interesting and you did a great job with it!

Kristin K. said...

That flower is awesome. Love the tag on the bag...and that headband is so cute.

Debbie Carriere said...

What an awesome set!! You are soooo creative. Love the zippers - I often wonder how difficult they are to work with. Fantastic job :)

KanataNewf said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the zipper flower! Great way to wrap up the project parade.e

Sue D said...

Fabulous gift ensemble and great use of zippers!

craftymom205 said...

Love the multicolored zipper flower. Love the sentiment also.

Heather said...

Wow, I have never seen zippered flowers before, but I love the one you made for the headband! You would never know it was "only" a zipper, it looks so cool! And great idea to make one for the card so they match.

Lynn said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! WOW!! I love everything about this post!

Bogner's said...

Those zipper flowers are too cool! Love them! And your tag is great!

Tanya said...

That is so cool!

Cheryl Haley said...

You continue to amaze me with your creativity! I'm going to have to attemp the zipper flower - how cute is that! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very unique! and OF COURSE you must have a bag for the goodie -- great project~

scrappingnana said...

These are great projects and so pretty. TFS

Rose said...

WOW, your use of the zipper is very creative. I believe it's a first time seeing this technique. Love your bag, colors are awesome.

Luana said...

You go girl...that is darling for a little girl.

Terri E. said...

This zipper was a stunner!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

quinn57 said...

WOW Maureen - you have gone over the top. SO amazing. Love the idea, the presentation, the colours..it's all so fabulous.

Love the dare too! All of this inspiration will keep us reaching for more.

Cassie said...

ACK! That's genius! A zipper?! I love it! What an awesome card :D

Creative Mish said...

Awesome projects! I want to use zippers!

Tina said...

I love your project. So creative! I love it!

Rhonda said...

Wow! Your zipper designs are amazing! Love the card and the hairband is so cool - you will be the best aunt ever! Cheers!

Lisa M. said...

oh wow! zipper creations are awesome! I told my mother-in-law who is a seamstress about them and she didn't believe me, so I had to show her and she was just speechless that someone could make something so cool from a broekn zipper!

Love your creations--especially the headband!

Janet S said...

I love your creative ways in using the zippers. What a fun card, too! Thanks for sharing with us. :D